Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Labor (VDOL) announced today it is now accepting applications for the 2021 Vermont Internship Program. Funded by VDOL, the program will award $350,000 to eligible organizations.
The program promotes internships by providing grants to organizations that support or match Vermont employers with student-interns from public and private secondary schools, regional technical centers or postsecondary educational institutions.
Organizations may receive up to $50,000 in matched grant funds, or up to $25,000 in unmatched grant funds. Funding may be used to build or administer an internship program or provide participants with need-based stipends during the internship.
“These grants come at an important time for both employers and workers. The Vermont workforce has changed as a result of the pandemic, and this funding will help workers develop important skills to succeed while simultaneously building the skilled workforce Vermont employers need,” said Commissioner Michael Harrington.